Joonas Suotamo (born October 3, 1986 in Espoo, Uusimaa, Finland) is a Finnish actor and basketball player who was the body double for Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He replaced Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and will play the role again in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Peter Mayhew, however, was credited as Chewbacca consultant in The Last Jedi.
Work in Star WarsEdit
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (Chewbacca Double)
- Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi (Chewbacca)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (Chewbacca)
Notes and referencesEdit
- Joonas Suotamo on Wikipedia